Christmas Craft Creations – Black & White + One

Hello and welcome! I am back with the Christmas Craft Creations challenge where we have “Black & White + One”. You can find all the details here.

For my simple card I used black, white and green colors. I stamped and heat embossed in white the sentiment and the greenery from “The Magic Of Christmas” stamp set by Simon Says Stamp onto a green cardsrock. I inked up a little bit the edges with Pine Needles Distress ink. Used a black mat and adhered all onto a white card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll play along!


Squirrels Gone Nutz: October

Hello and welcome! It’s again time for our Squirrels Gone Nutz hop and your previous stop should have been the sweet Marie 🙂 This month’s theme is “Celebration with Galaxy”. If you don’t know what this hop is all about and what it has to do with squirrels… well, we are a group of crafty friends, the Squirrel Squad. Every month we create projects following a theme with a randomly selected supply/technique. The most important part is that we are using older supplies, something never used or forgotten (squirreled away).

Today I am sharing a Birthday card. You can’t tell that it really is by looking at the front but there will be a “Happy Birthday” stamped inside. It is going to be for my husband and I didn’t want him to see if for some reason decides to open the card. My craft area is quite in the middle of our apartment so I am having hard times hiding my projects 😀 Anyways, I started with two stitched rectangle panels: one dark blue and one Bristol smooth cardstock. The first one I ran through my die cutting machine using star shaped die, stamped and heat embossed in white the sentiment (Clearly Besotted set) and then ink blended around. On the other panel I created a galaxy using Distress inks. I splattered both panels with white paint and left them aside to dry. Meanwhile, I stamped, colored and fussy cut out the bunny from the same stamp set as my sentiment, called “To The Moon & Back”.

At this point the panels were dry so my card was ready to assemble. I die cut vellum clouds to fill the empty spaces and to have something the bunny to sit on. The clouds were slightly overhandig so I put liquid glue on these parts and folded them so they stick to the back of the blue panel. For more stability I also used gots of the liquid glue behind each cloud but completely forgot to tap the glue with my finger so it ended up visible. To “fix” that I used white gell pen to create starts over those areas (I should say “tried to fix”). Lastly, I used clear Wink of Stella on the clouds and on the star the bunny is fishing 🙂

A bit of a closer look.

So, this is the finished card. I’ll stamp the sentiment inside in few days and will write my greetings 🙂 Next stop on this hop is the brilliant V, but please, check all the stops, you won’t regret it 😀

Big hugs,


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